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Editorial—Day Nine in the Bunker

Honestly, for me, life has changed very little.  I’ve spent a little more time cleaning the house (not nearly enough) a lot more time watching the news (far too much) and other than that, just getting on. Of course, I realize I have the luxury of a job that’s pretty safe from recessionary pressures. If… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fundraise if you Love Roller-coasters

Giving feels great! But what about fundraising? Well, that’s a roller-coaster, as you’ll soon see.  But fundraising might just be your thing. Consider if you have a cherished cause you want to help fund.  Or if you have a newly disabled child who needs a fundraiser for special supplies.  Or you might want to start—and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Sponsored by:  Nature Canada Deadline:  May 1, 2020, 5:00pm EST Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be entering or continuing at an accredited university or college in Canada in the interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems (ecosystems), how they operate, how they interact with people, and how people interact… Read more »

Women of Interest—Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer is a writer, feminist, social critic, and intellectual.  She was influential in second-wave feminism during the last half of the 20th century. Greer was born in Melbourne, Australia, on January 29th, 1939.  She received her BA from the University of Melbourne, her MA from University of Sydney and her PhD from Newnham College… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Travel in the Time of Isolation

“Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut Travel has always been the most exciting thing for me, the greatest of pleasures.  To get lost in a new city or take a bend in the road and come across a view of the ocean.  To wander the streets, eat in the restaurants,… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Mar 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for May Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Mar 15: May degree requirements deadline Apr 16: AUSU Council Changeover… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Johnny Cash: 16 Biggest Hits

It’s arguably one of the most popular genres in Canada, yet country music is strangely disliked by many individual listeners.  I often hear that today’s catalogue is largely tarnished by pop’s influence, resulting in lowbrow lyrics, formulaic instrumentals, and aesthetic stereotypes in music videos. Depending on audience reception, this can be true of all modern,… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—The Next Zombie Apocalypse

Lately, things seem to be spiraling out of control.  It seems like 2020 decided to start the new decade off with some action.  Some are taking it seriously while others continue to stick their head in the sand and dismiss what’s happening around them.  I even came across a Washington Post news clip showing quite… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—AU’s Social Distance Triumph

It’s an old cliché that we’re hard-wired to be social animals.  Like cows dipping their heads to nosh on some clover, all the while furtively murmuring gossip about whose calves nibbled at whose udders unbeknownst to the other’s Mothers, we humans thrive on gabbing in groups.  Who are we going to low conspiratorially to now?… Read more »